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Texas 'n' Taxes

It's good to be a Texan during tax season: Lone Star State ranks low in annual tax bill

By Katie Friel

The April 15 deadline to file taxes is just a few weeks away, meaning many Americans are about to hand over a big chunk of change to the federal government. But lucky for Texans, we rank as one of ...


Major Astrodome Decision

The Astrodome's fate is on you: Tax increase plan to save Dome to be put in front of voters

By Eric Sandler

"All those who care about the Dome, go forth. This is where it begins." So stated Harris County Judge Ed Emmett after Harris County Commissioners Court voted unanimously Tuesday to pl ...


Where the people are

Fewer taxes, cheaper homes and lower unemployment: Of course Californians want to live in Texas

By Claire St. Amant

There's been a lot of back-and-forth between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and California Gov. Jerry Brown about whose state is better for business. But real estate website Trulia.com added a new layer ...


WTF

Obama civil war judge proves just how insane West Texas can be: Lubbock didn't need this!

By Sarah Rufca

You don't have to know a lot about Republicans to know that they don't like raising taxes. So there's got to be a serious reason why Lubbock County Judge Tom Head is advocating for ...


Opinion

Forget hope, the 2012 presidential race is about math — and on math, both Perry & Romney kill Obama

By Jeremy C. Little, Mary Jo Jacobi Jephson

Editor’s Note: Mary Jo Jacobi Jephson served in the Administration of President Ronald Reagan as special assistant to the president and as a member the President’s Advisory Committ ...


State of retirement

If you're old and rich, stay away from Texas, magazine says

By Sarah Byerley

It's often advisable to flock to the income-tax-free state of Texas throughout a lucrative career, but the same may not be true for those on the verge of retirement. Kiplinger has compiled ...


Diary of an Aspiring Filmmaker

A hobby or a business? Arizona judge's ruling threatens documentary filmmakers

By Ford Gunter

Editor's note: Ford Gunter periodically chronicles his journey in making his first film, Art Car: The Movie. In his latest column, he explores the latest threat against documentary filmmakers. ...


A Web of Difference From the '90s

Why the Internet could make the government shutdown meaningless to most Americans

By Sarah Rufca

In case you haven't heard, the nineties are totally back. So grab your beanie babies and your roller blades, turn on 90210 (the original, not the new version with the vapid twig monsters) and g ...


Killin' Your Buzz

Why are people still excited over a tax deadline extension in the year 2011?

By Caroline Gallay

HAYYY YOU GUYS! You got a tax extension. This year, tax day (April 15, if you're a mess) falls on Emancipation Day, which is observed in the District of Columbia. By law, D.C. holidays affe ...


Die another Day

Heights Walmart vote delayed by City Council: Will the city pay the developer's legal fees too?

By Caroline Gallay

The proposed 380 agreement between the city of Houston and Heights Walmart project developer Ainbinder that was up for a vote in today's city council meeting has been delayed. Council membe ...


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